BM-036199: Roman coin : sestertius of Commodus Caesar (obverse)

Rights Holder: Vincent Drost
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Rights Holder: Vincent Drost
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Unique ID: BM-036199

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A pierced copper alloy sestertius of Commodus as Caesar under Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-80), dating to AD 172-6 (Reece Period 8), PRINC IVVENT, Commodus with trophy. Mint of Rome. RIC III, p. 334-5, nos. 1518, 1520 or 1527-9.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 172
Date to: Exactly AD 176

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 14.39 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 31st January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Vincent Drost
Identified by: Dr Vincent Drost
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sestertius
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Commodus under Marcus Aurelius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 8 [161-180]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Bare-headed, draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Commodus standing left, holding branch and spear; on right, trophy with arms at foot
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Owslebury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5123
Four figure Latitude: 51.0041349
Four figure longitude: -1.2745165
1:25K map: SU5123
1:10K map: SU52SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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